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Spirit Source discusses Unconditional Love.
From Ron Radhoff
There is a lot of discussion about that which is termed “unconditional love.” Many human entities desire to love without placing conditions on that which they have selected to love. However, most fall short simply because they try to define what unconditional love is. The mere attempt to define it places conditions on it and it becomes conditional.
As with all things on Earth, what is or is not “unconditional love” is perceptual and relative to each individual. Unconditional love, in its purest form, cannot be defined because it is God Essence that is woven throughout the tapestry of creation. It is, then, That Which Is.
However, to bring it to the level of human comprehension, I will attempt to tell you what it is on the Earth plane and what it is not. First of all, it is not a feeling but rather a state of being. A primary quality within the state of “unconditional love” is that of total acceptance and complete allowing. For example, in the area of relationships it is the acceptance and the allowing of another to be and to express whomever they are without judgments or criticisms. Very few humans are able to offer this on a continual basis. This type of acceptance and allowing means that one is emotionally unattached because unconditional love comes forth from the spirit and not the ego. It is not enough to simply allow something to occur or be outwardly accepting of a situation if your thoughts are not aligned to your actions. If you say “I’ll be unconditionally loving” and you accept this outwardly, but the situation really bugs the heck out of you, you are not in a state of unconditional love.
Although most humans do not attain this state on a conscious level, they need not be discouraged or frustrated or see the attainment of unconditional love as an impossible goal. However, if you choose (and it is a choice) to strive to express yourself in the ways of unconditional love, you will make great strides in spiritual growth. From your higher self in your very essence, you are already in that state. Each unselfish act or expression of love is a fragment of your higher state of being.
What is an unselfish act or expression of love? It is simply expressing or giving of yourself at your present level of awareness without expecting or demanding anything in return, including recognition. Love is like a boomerang that, when sent out from you, returns again to you in some way. It is the Law of Cause and Effect in action, as well as the Law of Attraction.
You express the very best part and highest part of your being when you love your own beingness. Humans oftentimes have great difficulty in loving themselves and they are frequently harder on themselves than they are on others. Some believe that loving themselves is somehow wrong and lacks humility. It is important to remember that you cannot truly offer to another what you cannot or will not offer to yourself. If you say to another, “I love you,” and yet you despise your own beingness, you are not nor cannot love another. You are your own first experience – that which projects outwardly and reflects back inwardly.
Humans would have much less difficulty loving themselves and hence, loving others, if they could see themselves as they are instead of through the dim light of their created illusions. Open yourself to the reality that you are Creative Expressions of the Creator where there is Love and Light. You are like flowers in the garden called Life and on this part of your journey you are not in a prison. Open the cell door and move forward towards your own light.
You have so much power and potential dear human entities, but it is of little value if it is not used. You are each a significant part of the Whole, of the All and without you the All would cease to be the All. If I could, I would show you, in truth, who you really are. I would show you your essence, your light, and your inner love, but I can only tell you. It is the journey each entity must take and sometimes it takes lifetimes of lessons to connect with and unfold like a beautiful flower into your True Essence. The purpose of your journey is to become what you really are; to see and acknowledge who you really are; and to project this outward.
Some might say that it is wrong to elevate man so high for fear that he might consider himself to be equal to God. But know that, at the highest level of his beingness, in his essence, He is One with God. When he expresses the best part of himself at whatever level of awareness he is on, he is an individual Expression of God in manifested form. There is nothing egoic about this, for when an entity expresses the best part of whatever he is in the now moment, he is coming from spirit, not ego. This then is the goal – to express the best of yourself, always with the knowledge that you are in a beautiful process called Life and that you are changing, growing, unfolding, becoming more, becoming finer, and becoming what and who you really are. Enjoy the process; follow your own inner guidance and your own sense of truth; release from all those gods that no longer serve you well; and most of all, trust in your own process of unfolding, This done, you will, with greater frequency, discover that you are moving to a state of “Unconditional Love.”
Thank you Spirit Source for this explanation